Rayan Houdrouge

Partner, Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Labour Law, Certified Social Security Expert


French, English, German

Contact Details

Geneva Office


Rayan Houdrouge leads the Employment and Pensions practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva. As an accredited labour law expert (SBA certificate), he advises and represents Swiss and multinational companies as well as international organizations on all employment law matters. He has an extensive experience in executive transfers, employee benefits, compensation packages, work regulations, internal audits and collective procedures such as business transfers and collective dismissals. Rayan Houdrouge is also an accredited social security expert (Swiss federal certificate) and regularly assists clients in matters related to social security and pension funds, including contentious aspects.

His other main area of practice is competition law, and in particular in the context of internal audits, merger control filings and cartel-related investigations.

"An authority on employee benefits and compensation packages, praised for his perfect, balanced analyses in complex matters" (Who’s Who Legal, 2018), Rayan Houdrouge is also "a go-to immigration adviser to numerous major multinationals". He is praised by clients for "his ability to remain calm with a perfectly balanced analysis even in very complicated contexts and negotiations" (Chambers, 2018), as well as for his "intelligence, commercial acumen, pragmatism and patience" (Chambers, 2017). Rayan Houdrouge has been singled out as Lawyer of the year 2018 by Best Lawyers for the Labour and Employment Law sector in Geneva.

Practice Areas

Employment and Pensions, Immigration, Commercial and Contracts, Competition, Tax-exempt/Non-Profit organizations, Data Protection and Privacy


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